When artist Jack Chivvis bought a building in downtown Salida more than 30 years ago he had no idea he would help spark a renaissance in the former railroad hub and mining community to the southwest of Denver.
Having passed its third and final reading in the Colorado House, Senate Bill 19 now only awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill allows same-sex couples residing in Colorado and married in one of the 17 states and the District of Columbia where same-sex marriage is legal to file joint state taxes.
Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved a plan for taxing their state’s legal marijuana market earlier in November. And Washington state will start issuing licenses to retailers in December to sell recreational marijuana.